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The Velocity of Autumn

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:30PM

The Velocity of Autumn
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Exclusive Pre-Broadway Engagement
Starring Estelle Parsons

by Eric Coble
directed by Molly Smith
in the Kreeger Theater
In a simple Brooklyn brownstone, 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and enough explosives to take down most of the block. At an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years, Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and dangerous, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, Roseanne) and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella make their Arena Stage debuts.